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axial period

The period of time during which a body makes one complete rotation on its axis. For planets it is usually referred to the direction of a fixed star and is thus equivalent to the sidereal day.
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Peters emphasizes the notion of an axial age breakthrough introduced by psychiatrist-philosopher Karl Jaspers in The Origin and Goal of History (1949) and developed more recently by Bellah in his monumental Religion in Human Evolution (2011).
Specific topics include religion and public space in contemporary Japan: re-activation of the civilization of the Axial Age and the manifestation of state Shinto and Buddhism, religion intersecting de-nationalization and re-nationalization in post-apartheid South Africa, religion and life trajectories: Islamists against self and other, of yellow teaching and black faith: entangled knowledge cultures and the creation of religious traditions, and global intellectual history and the dynamics of religion.
We are, he suggests, at the dawn of a new Axial Age in which our sense of absolutely everything will change, brought about by technology we may have invented but will not control, like an unbound Prometheus.
The Origins and Diversity of Axial Age Civilizations, Nueva York, State University Press, pp.
Valdes quoted German philosopher Karl Jaspers, who once described an Axial Age that occurred between the eighth and third centuries B.
Although the second Axial Age he mentions demands attention to techno-human relations, a third Axial Age is already looming on the horizon.
Between Egypt in the first chapter and monotheism in the last, five chapters deal in various ways with the transition from one to the other, analyzing the Exodus myth, understanding the shift in terms of evolution and revolution, confronting Akhenaten and Moses in a new way, discussing Karl Jaspers' theory of the Axial Age, and dealing with the eighteenth-century view of the Egyptian mysteries as a cultural model.
The Origins and Diversity of Axial Age Civilizations, SUNY Series in Near Eastern Studies (Albany, NY: State University of New York Press, 1986).
Above all, if this is to be a new axial age, we need to follow the nostrum of the bumper sticker "Do not believe everything you think".
Jaspers called this period the Axial Age, because it gave rise to traditions that extend outward into our own time like the spokes of a wheel.
It is divided into seven sections on what is mathematics, middle eastern math from 2000 to 1500 BCE, greek math during the axial age, east and south asian math from 500 BCE to 1700 CE, Islamic math from 800 to 1500, european math from 500 to 1900 CE, and a section of special topics.
RELIGION IN HUMAN EVOLUTION: FROM THE PALEOLITHIC TO THE AXIAL AGE.